Tanya Tucker’s career, which started with a number 1 record at the age of 13 and has now lasted for 42 years, will be featured in a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend will open on November 14 and run through May 2015 and will replace the current Miranda Lambert exhibit. Included will be several pieces of stagewear designed by Nudie’s Rodeo Taylor, awards show gowns, her Harley-Davidson motorcycle and much more.
Tucker’s career soared in 1972 at the age of 13 when her recording of Delta Dawn went top ten. Within a year, she scored the first of her six number 1 country records with What’s Your Mama’s Name and followed with such classics as Blood Red and Going Down, Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone), Lizzie and the Rainman, San Antonio Stroll and Here’s Some Lovin’.
In the early 80’s, her career took a nose dive, much due to her tabloid-fodder relationship with Glen Campbell, but she shot back to success starting in 1986 with the single One Love at a Time. In 1991, she we received the CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year award. She has since started her own label and written her autobiography, Nickel Dreams: My Life.
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